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US Military Planners Advise Expanded Online Psychological Warfare against China

    US Military Planners Advise Expanded Online Psychological Warfare against China

As the U.S. military turns its attention from the Middle East to conflict with Russia and China, American war planners are advising that the United States greatly expand its own online “psychological operations” against Beijing. A new report from the Financial Times details how top brass in Washington are strategizing a new Cold War with China,…

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Podcast: Dan Kovalik on How Sanctions and Humanitarian Interventions are Used to Plunder Nations

    Podcast: Dan Kovalik on How Sanctions and Humanitarian Interventions are Used to Plunder Nations

Welcome to MintCast, the official MintPress News podcast hosted by Mnar Muhawesh. MintCast is an interview podcast featuring dissenting voices, independent researchers and journalists the establishment would rather silence. In this episode, we are joined by human rights lawyer, journalist and author Dan Kovalik. Kovalik is an expert on U.S. empire, foreign policy and international…

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The UK Hasn’t Bombed Iraq or Syria Since Last September. What Gives?

    The UK Hasn’t Bombed Iraq or Syria Since Last September. What Gives?

The UK’s involvement in the U.S.-led air war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria has slowly and quietly wound down over the last few months. Official figures show that the UK hasn’t dropped a single bomb as part of this campaign since September last year. However, where those bombs have caused significant civilian harm is…

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Under Fire from Ukraine and Misperceived by the West, The People of the DPR Share Their Stories

    Under Fire from Ukraine and Misperceived by the West, The People of the DPR Share Their Stories

On September 2, I left the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don via minibus heading northwest to the border of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and on into Donetsk. For my first few days there, I rented an inexpensive apartment in the heart of the city. Walking on a long tree-lined and cafe-filled pedestrian walkway, life…

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Rage Against the War Machine: An Interview with Peace Activist Cindy Sheehan

  Rage Against the War Machine: An Interview with Peace Activist Cindy Sheehan

Some 2.7 billion dollars per day. That’s how much the U.S. government will spend next year to prop up the military and the more than 800 bases it maintains in over 70 countries. All in the name of national security. And despite that staggering figure, a majority of Americans feel that the wars in Iraq…

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Aloha from Dr. Martin Luther King and Tulsi Gabbard

  Aloha from Dr. Martin Luther King and Tulsi Gabbard

Hawaiian Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, the peace messenger in the Democratic primary, was not even born when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his prophetic anti-war address at Riverside Church in New York, April 4, 1967. I remember sitting in one of the pews as King dramatized the domestic and human costs of war. That speech…

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This Iran War Vet Has Some Advice for Trump: Don’t Play Checkers with the Grandmasters of Chess

  This Iran War Vet Has Some Advice for Trump: Don’t Play Checkers with the Grandmasters of Chess

Dear President Trump, In a recent Tweet, you claimed that “Iranians never won a war, but never lost a negotiation.” As a world citizen and a veteran of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, I have firsthand experience with the bitterness of war, and I have a few suggestions and responses for you. First, I would advise you against…

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The End of Human Civlisation: War, Empire and Racism in the Anthropocene

  The End of Human Civlisation: War, Empire and Racism in the Anthropocene

INSURGE INTELLIGENCE — The Anthropocene. A proposed new geological epoch which designates a shift to a planetary age dominated by human impacts across the geological processes of the Earth. Geologists dispute the duration, precision, relevance and even accuracy of the concept. But the term has increasingly entered the scientific lexicon as increasing numbers of experts…

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Divine Missions of Destruction: Why a US War with Iran is Virtually Inevitable

  Divine Missions of Destruction: Why a US War with Iran is Virtually Inevitable

The 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal between the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council + Germany (P5+1) and Iran was supposed to usher in a new beginning. It was supposed to bring stability to the Middle East and lead to the resolution of multiple conflicts, and for a short period of time, it seemed…

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For the US and Israel, Iran Works Best as a Perpetual Threat

  For the US and Israel, Iran Works Best as a Perpetual Threat

JERUSALEM, PALESTINE — According to a story in Haaretz, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said recently that “the United States will respond with military force if its interests are attacked by Iran.” However, there are several reasons why Israel and the U.S. will not attack Iran, at least not directly. Al Jazeera reports…

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